Most imperfections are located in the outer layers of the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can remove these damaged layers allowing the fresh, healthy skin below to take their place. The treatment can target a number of concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, and even pre-cancerous growths. Dr. Jones uses state-of-the-art fractional CO2 lasers. These devices are much gentler than other lasers, and treatment typically only involves about four days of recovery time.
If you want to stubborn lines and wrinkles around your forehead and eyes, you may be a good candidate for an injectable skin treatment. BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are similar products that use small amounts of botulinum toxin to reduce nerve impulses in the treatment area. This causes you to stop making the habitual motions that cause wrinkles. Results can last up to six months, and it is safe to undergo routine touchups.
Dermal fillers are another effective treatment for creases and wrinkles. These smooth gels can fill in nasolabial folds, laugh lines, and other wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Dermal fillers can also give you more youthful volume in your lips and cheeks. Dr. Jones offers a wide range of dermal fillers, including Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, Sculptra®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, and BELOTERO BALANCE®. He will carefully examine your skin texture and quality to determine the right filler for you.
Fat transfer offers similar results to dermal fillers, but the treatment uses your own fat cells to achieve your desired results. To perform this procedure, Dr. Jones will use liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells from another part of the body. Common areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. After purifying and isolating these cells, he will inject them just under your skin. These fat cells can fill in deep ceases, boost volume in your cheeks, and give you fuller lips.
Like laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels remove the top layers of damaged skin to reduce wrinkles, freckles, acne scars, and other imperfections. There are several different levels of peels, including light, medium, and deep peels. Dr. Jones will recommend the level that suits your skin and aesthetic goals. Following your treatment, you will start to shed the outermost layer of your skin, a process that will look and feel similar to peeling after a sunburn.